I’ve had some harrowing experiences recently, and I refuse to be discouraged. Instead I’ll capitalize on what happened.
This is not a new concept for writers. I am a writer… so I’ve got this phrase engrained in my consciousness: It’s all grist for the mill.
I know I’m not the only one going through difficulties in my personal life. Many of you are suffering as much or more. I’m only suggesting that instead of letting life defeat us, we can stand up to it, look it in the face and use life’s trials to create something masterful and amazing. Perhaps something marketable, even!
A friend’s son was murdered a few years ago.
She’s writing a memoir about it.
She’s uniquely qualified to write this memoir from the perspective of a bereaved mother who established and runs her area’s chapter of Compassionate Friends.
She also worked for many years as a hospice nurse, and has more experience with grieving than most of us can even imagine.
When her book is published, I’ll be promoting it for her in every way I can.
What an amazing way to honor her son’s passing, and to turn life’s difficulties into something beneficial for others!
A famous Hay House author, Caroline Sutherland, recently published a book about the failure of her marriage.
She and her hubby were not young when they married.
She was already a successful author and public speaker.
She was confident enough to be cautious about forming relationships.
She thought she’d found the ideal friend and spiritual partner.
However… a few years later she learned that he was abusing her trust by pretending to be her on Facebook while engaging in sexual cyber-behavior.
That eventually moved on to meeting his contacts.
What did Caroline do?
Well, she divorced him and wrote a book about it.
I hope she earns back every dollar she lost on this pathetic weirdo.
The book: Direct Hit!: How Facebook Destroyed My Marriage and How I Healed
We can mine our negative experiences in life to create ways to generate future funding opportunities.
No matter what bad thing you’ve been through, there’s someone else who is going through that who would benefit from your 20/20 hindsight wisdom on the topic.
This is why I am happy that I was fired from my job at the Pizza House in 2008, two weeks after being promoted to morning lead-worker.
Someday I will write about it.
I took the job in 2006 because I wanted the experience of working in a restaurant – and having learned what it was like, I’ve added that experience to my “grist for the mill” collection of cool experiences I can write about later.
As it turned out, I learned that some restaurant employees are jealous of people who don’t have to work in restaurants in order to make money.
Once my boss blessed me with being fired, I learned that I really can make money online – enough to make that restaurant job’s pathetic paychecks look superfluous.
I am much happier being a stay-at-home worker.
I don’t have to get dressed up each morning, wash tables, or kill flies.
There are no flies here at home where I work.
I dress, move from my bed to a corner of my bedroom, and turn on my laptop computer.
From there I will work all day and the money is delivered to my bank account. I don’t even have to deal with checks!
Have you ever had the rug pulled out from under you?
Have you had any devastating experience in life that made you completely change what you were doing, and turn your life around?
I’m sure you have.
I think all of us go through this.
Whatever it is, you can use that experience to make money.
Think about that.
Meditate on it.
Then put your plan into action and become the person you were really meant to be.